Mark McDonald recognized with the 2017 ASTTBC Professional Achievement Award

Our congratulations go out to recently retired BCIT faculty member Mark McDonald. Mark was recognized November 18 with the 2017 Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) Professional Achievement Award. The award recognizes ASTTBC members who have distinguished themselves in their field of technology, or who have made a substantial contribution to the wellbeing … Read more

Applying to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

The application for 2018 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is open!!! The program has changed, now there are 3 options: General Sonography Option Cardiac Sonography Option General and Cardiac Sonography Option This is my experience on applying to the program, but don’t worry if your experience is slightly different. Of my classmates, you will find that … Read more

A generous gift that will bring students to the field

BCIT unveils a 15-passenger Ford® Transit Wagon The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE) held a Donor Appreciation Event to celebrate the sponsors that made this valued contribution to student success. The new transportation van will benefit select Applied and Natural Science Programs, including: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Forests and Natural Areas Management … Read more

Alumnight 2017: Building Architectural Connections

BCIT’s Architectural Science (ARSC) and Architectural Connections programs co-hosted Alumnight 2017 for faculty, students, and alumni. The BCIT Alumni Association and Thinkspace Architecture also helped out with contributions to the event. The intimate crowd gathered at the Downtown BCIT campus to learn about future opportunities and to catch up with familiar faces. From the ground up In the … Read more

Annual United Way Pancake Breakfast – A Smashing Success

Last week, the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE) hosted a Halloween-themed United Way Pancake Breakfast. The annual event raised over $4450 for the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM), an organization that focuses on community growth within the Lower Mainland. UWLM sets up local after-school programs for kids, develops engaging programs … Read more

An Exam Day in the Nursing Department

Exam time is stressful for most people. Whether it’s the pressure of being evaluated or the difficulty of time management to balance assignments and studying. To help show everyone what it’s like to undergo midterms in the nursing department, I have decided to use my cats, Winnifred (also known as Freddy), since she is much … Read more

Computing instructor working to reduce tech gender gap

Mirela and research group image

As the Option Head of the Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma’s Technical Programming Option, Dr. Mirela Gutica grew concerned that while female students were doing well in the program, there weren’t many of them. Why the gender gap? The comparatively low numbers of women entering computing programs and going on to IT careers is a problem beyond BCIT Computing, and … Read more

Kayla Di Bauda to be honoured with 2017 Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Kayla di Bauda

Kayla Di Bauda always knew that she wanted to go into the field of medicine, but finding her way to nursing was part love, part accident. While she was always very interested in the science and biology aspects of medicine, it was the holistic and diverse nature of nursing that drew her to the profession. … Read more